Former Marco Pierre White eaterie open after refurbishment

The Yew Tree pub

The Yew Tree pub

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

A HIGHCLERE pub has reopened its doors after a few changes.

The Yew Tree has re-opened with a new manager and head chef, the refurbishment of the dining room and bar area and a new menu and wine list.

The 550 year-old pub was previously owned by former Michelin-starred chef, Marco Pierre White, who used the Yew Tree as the location for his 2008 television series, Marco’s Great British Feast.

It was sold in August for an undisclosed figure, after being on the market for several months with a £1.65million price tag, to company Cirrus Inns and closed for refurbishments in the middle of that month.

James Gahan, landlord at the Yew Tree, said besides the dining area, there is also space for people who want to relax over a pint. He said: “We hope it will enhance the overall atmosphere and create a strong social element to the pub.

“Personally, I am very excited about the food and hospitality that our guests will experience here.”

Paul Brennan, head chef, said local ingredients were very important.

“He added: “We have personally selected the best of the best from the seasonal produce for our menu, in order to maintain the high standards of dining that The Yew Tree is known for locally.”


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